Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) is a five years undergraduate program which can be started after 10+2 with minimum 50% marks. This course is designed to produce licensed and professional architects who are authorized to do private constructions and government constructions.

Average fees for this course in government colleges ranges from INR 1.5 to 2.5 Lacs and in private institutes, it ranges from approx. INR 2.5 to 5 Lacs. After the successful completion of this course, the students can pursue their career in architecture sector with the average salary range between INR 2.5 to 4.5 LPA.

Architectural study includes the activity of designing models of building, preparing construction’s blueprint and other physical structure of any land and building. The increasing demand for constructing shopping malls, flyovers in cities and other commercial complexes can be fulfilled by the role of an architect.

Bachelor of Architecture: Course Highlights

Course Level

Undergraduate

Duration

5 years

Examination Type

Semester system

Eligibility

10+2 with 50% marks

Admission Process

Through NATA entrance test

Average Course Fee

Government Colleges- INR 1.5 to 2.5 Lacs

Private Colleges- INR 2.5 to 5 Lacs

Average Starting Salary

INR 2.5 to 4.5 LPA.

Bachelor of Architecture: What is it about?

B. Arch. is a technical course study which mainly focuses on the development of the skills which are required to become an Architect. Students learn the process of construction of commercial buildings, malls, complexes, highways construction and civil construction by applying their innovative ideas and analytical skills. It also includes the theory and practice of designing process and as well as the commercial drawing techniques.

hat are the skills required and who should opt for this course?

The activities of an Architect are different in each project or assignment but it is enjoyable. Mainly the skills required in this course are drawing skills, analytical skills and constructing skills. It also requires practical skills rather than theoretical skills.

If somebody is fond of doing a different kind of activities every time by his/her own then they should opt for this course. As compared to clerical work, this course requires initiative abilities, challenges-accepted attitude, and hands-on-work style.The duration of this course is five years after 10+2 or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.

Academic options after Bachelor of Architecture

A variety of higher study options are available after this course. But the most relevant and beneficial study option is M. Arch.(Master in Architecture) which focuses on the specialization in architecture career.

Apart from this, students can also apply for other postgraduate courses such as Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD)

Selection Procedure

admission process for  B. Arch

The students can get admission in B. Arch. by appearing in NATA entrance exam which is conducted by Council of Architecture every year and qualifying examination from a recognized university or board. There are various colleges which are taking admission of students through this entrance exam.

After this process, students got shortlisted in merit list of NATA test will be called for counseling process and on the basis of skills and availability of seats suitable candidate will get admission

Bachelor of Architecture: Syllabus and Course Description

Name of the topics

Description

Architecture Design

Familiarizing with designing method of architecture and integration of built environment

Building construction

Understanding the process of building infrastructure

Theory of Structures

Methods of determining beams and trusses

Building Management

Monitoring building system like lighting, fire evacuation, security systems etc.

History of architecture

Understanding the origin of architecture and survey from 19thCentury to the present time including art forms and structural forms

Architectural Drawing

Drafting and visualizing of architecture objects

Computer & Software Lab

Basic concepts and understanding to use computer and software application

Workshop Practice

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Architectural appreciation

Evaluation of architectural designing system

Design Applications

Designing of applications which are used in architecture system

Training

Giving practical exposure of work

Thesis Project

Presentation of report prepared on the basis of course fundamentals, research and findings

 

Bachelor of Architecture: Scheme of assessment

Internal Marking

50%

External Marking or Final examination

50%

Passing in Internal heads

Minimum 50%

Passing in External heads for sectional subjects

50%

Passing for Theory examination

40%

Overall passing

Minimum 50%

Bachelor of Architecture: Career Prospects

An architect has very wide options for the career growth in private sector and as well in government sector also. It is the job responsibility of architecture to balance between the design format and practical output of design.

After completing this course, a student can join government organization like Public Works Department, an Archaeological Department, Ministry of Defense, National Building Organization, National Institute of Urban Affairs and Departments of Railways.
And private organizations such as:

  • Hafeezcontracter
  • Arcop associates
  • Skets studio
  • HBA International
  • Sleek International
  • Greenply industries
  • Hafele India

Bachelor of Architecture: Job profiles

Job profile of B.Arch. includes the responsibility of creating design of construction, coordinating with construction processionals, town planning, finalizing projects, construction of residential as well as commercial building etc. Apart from this, he/she can work as Civil Engineer, Land Developer and Structural Engineer also.

They can also join their career path with the following job profiles:

  • Architectural Engineer
  • Architectural Historian
  • Art Director
  • Building Contractor& Researcher
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Architect